Wendell L. Willkie 1892-1944
Location: Marker is on U.S. 52, 0.1 miles south of Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the southeast corner of the Flatrock River bridge. (Rush County, Indiana)
Erected by Indiana Historical Society, 1969.
ID# : 70.1969.5
Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn about Willkie's "dark horse" presidential campaign, civil rights activism, and work for FDR.
Lawyer and business leader - Republican presidential nominee, 1940 - the only native Hoosier to be nominated for the Presidency by a major political party - author of One World - grave and memorial in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville.